Meredith Quinene, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Meredith Quinene, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA is a 2003 graduate of the UT Health San Antonio Physician Assistant (PA) program. Following graduation, she worked clinically in several medical specialties, including Traumatic Brain Injury and ENT. In 2015, she joined the faculty of the UT Health San Antonio PA department, and is currently an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator. In her position, Dr. Quinene is an active member of multiple department, school, university, and national professional organization committees. Her interests focus on best practices in healthcare education, including interprofessional education.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio emphasizes interprofessional education (IPE) among our strategic educational priorities. This is exemplified by our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for institutional accreditation, Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC) - created to cultivate IPE knowledge and skills of faculty, students, and staff and to integrate IPE activities into programs’ curricula with increasing opportunities for student IPE experiences. Members of the LINC Faculty Council (the Council), one from each school (dentistry, graduate…
Partnering with Patients and Families to Maximize Authenticity and Student Engagement in Online Interprofessional Education
BACKGROUND: COVID-19-associated social distancing practices necessitated significantly altering a previously planned large-scale interprofessional education (IPE) activity for approximately 1000 students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. As a result, we developed and piloted an innovative, self-directed online learning experience emphasizing student engagement. DESIGN: We partnered with the family of a child in the local community with complex health needs to develop two unique case studies telling their story while emphasizing the value of teamwork on…